Regenerating the team with a younger core of players is essential for the future, but the Gee-Gees should still see the benefits in this season.
Many thought the Gee-Gees could do serious damage in the playoffs—but after facing off against Laurier, they’ve only damaged their pride and any shot at contention.
Derek Wendel’s special day was overshadowed by the defeat. Breaking the record for most passing yards in a game in school history is a pretty special achievement, but it was also good enough to tie for 11th all time in Canadian university football history.
Toronto had gone 50-51 by the All-Star break and needed at least 90 wins in the season to secure a spot in the playoffs, which meant that they would have to win 65 per cent of their remaining 60 games.
Despite a disappointing start to the game, the Gee-Gees are still one of the stronger teams in the country. Unfortunately, with the difficulty of their schedule, the team just couldn’t pull off a win.
The lack of scoring didn’t mean there were a lack of opportunities, in fact the fast-paced match saw no end in offensive plays for both teams. However, solid defence and great performances from both goalkeepers kept the ball out of the nets.